Santorini (Thira)
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Ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Crete (Heraklion)

Depending on the season their are usually 2 daily and 14 weekly sailings between Santorini (Thira) and Crete (Heraklion). 5 ferry operators sail between Santorini (Thira) to Crete (Heraklion), these include Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets. Santorini (Thira) Crete (Heraklion) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Santorini (Thira) to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Crete (Heraklion) typically departs Santorini (Thira) at about 00:50. The average sailing time of a Santorini (Thira) Crete (Heraklion) ferry is approximately 2h 1m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 40m.

Santorini (Thira) Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Santorini (Thira) Crete (Heraklion) ferries typically range between €27* and €317*. The average price is around €154*. The cheapest ferry prices from Santorini (Thira) to Crete (Heraklion) start from €14*. The average price for a foot passenger is €150*. The average price for a car ferry is €264*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Santorini (Thira) and Crete (Heraklion)?

The distance between Santorini (Thira) to Crete (Heraklion) is approximately 68.0 miles (109.5km), or 59.1 nautical miles.

Is there a Santorini (Thira) Crete (Heraklion) car ferry?

Yes, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets offer a car ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Crete (Heraklion). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Santorini (Thira) and Crete (Heraklion).

Are foot passengers allowed on the Santorini (Thira) Crete (Heraklion) ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Santorini (Thira) to Crete (Heraklion) with Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets.

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Santorini (Thira) - Crete (Heraklion) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 5
Operators Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price 196 €*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 14
Average Sailing Duration 2h 1m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 40m
First Ferry 00:50
Last Ferry 16:15
Distance 59 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Thira to Heraklion?

The approximate duration for ferries from Thira to Heraklion is 3h 17m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Thira to Heraklion?

Thira to Heraklion is approximately 181 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Thira to Heraklion?

4 popular ferry companies travel from Thira to Heraklion. These ferry companies are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Lines
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Thira to Heraklion?

Book Thira to Heraklion tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Thira to Heraklion?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Thira to Heraklion with
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Thira to Heraklion?

Yes, you can travel with a car from Thira to Heraklion with the following operators
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Thira to Heraklion?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • SeaJets

How far is Heraklion from Thira?

Thira to Heraklion is approximately 59 nautical miles distance apart.

Santorini (Thira) Guide

Located in the southern Aegean Sea is the Greek island of Santorini and lies around 200 km to the south east of the Greek mainland. It forms part of the Cycladic group of islands and is the only location in Europe to have a hot desert climate. A popular pastime for visitors to Santorini is to take a cruise to the island's three islets, which were created in ancient times during a volcanic eruption. The islets are called Nea Kammeni, Palea Kammeni and Thirassia and provide an excellent vantage point for visitors to see the volcano, being located to the west of the island. The island's capital is Fira and is full of typical Cycladic houses with whitewashed walls, blue domed churches and stepped streets full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

The island of Santorini has two ports. The main port is Athinios, where all the ferry and commercial boats arrive. There is also the Old Port which is mostly used for cruise ships. From the main port, ferries can be taken to Piraeus, Rafina and to the other islands in the Cyclades. Both conventional and high speed ferries operate on these routes.


Heraklion Guide

Located on the Greek island of Crete, Heraklion is the island's largest city and is one of the main urban centres in Greece. The city can trace its history back to at least the 9th century AD when its development began and then later came under the influence of the Arabs, the Venetians and the Ottomans. Popular sites in the city with tourists include the fortification walls that are essentially the boundary of the old city. These were first built by the Arabs and then reinforced by the Venetians. From the seven bastions, only the Martinengo bastion survives to this day and is where visitors will find the tomb of the renowned writer N. Kazantzakis, overlooking the city. The city was also a venue during the 2004 Olympic Games, and hosted games of the football tournament.

Located in the city's old port, visitors can still see the vaulted tarsanades where ships used to be built and also the 16th century Koule Fortress. From the port, ferries depart to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also ferry services to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus.


Thira to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 17/06/2024 and 23/06/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 16:05 17:55 1 hour 50 minutes Everyday
Cyclades Fast Ferries 16:15 18:05 1 hour 50 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat
SeaJets 16:45 18:30 1 hour 45 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
Blue Star Ferries 23:45 03:00 3 hours 15 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 23:45 04:15 4 hours 30 minutes Sat
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